Andy broke some news that Ed Snowden got interviewed by the South China Morning Post and he admitted that he revealed classified US Military intelligence. To discuss this, Andy brought on Wayne Simmons, a former CIA Operative. After Wayne, Michael Mukasey joined in the conversation and gave his perspective as the former Attorney General of the US he spoke about the potential revocation of Ed Snowden’s US Passport and his disclosure of a classified program. Andy took some of your calls.
Andy took even more of your calls before welcoming Janet E. Johnson with a legal analysis of the Snowden case. They spoke about how his escape to China displays a feeling of guilt. Andy closed the hour with more of your phone calls.
Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, called in to discuss his feelings about the NSA Case but also came on to speak about his new book ‘Lincoln Unbound’. He told us about how Lincoln hated being called ‘Abe’ and other amazing facts that people don’t know. Andy took a couple more calls and then I came in studio for Bizarre News. I told Andy about a German banker that fell asleep on the job, a very bad teacher, and the ex girlfriend from hell.
Andy had a quick but important monologue today. He had some specific questions about Ed ‘The Leaker’ Snowden. For instance, why did he choose a foreign journalist? Andy also played some voicemails from you guys that came in last night and even played our first show montage! Yay! He welcomed Wayne Root to discuss the NSA leak, the differentiation of scandals, the Obama culture of incompetence, and Bradley Manning. Andy took a TON of your calls.
After a TON of your calls, Ryan Mauro called in to analyze the media misinformation about the Snowden situation. He also spoke about the decision to seek refuge in Hong Kong and discussed with Andy why people see this guy as a hero. Andy took a TON MORE of your calls.
Drew Findling joined Andy to talk about the charges that Ed Snowden will face back when he returns back to the United States. Also, they talked about whether Google or Yahoo have a case against the mainstream media for lying about their business deals and government requests. We’ve all read and heard that Google, Yahoo, and even Facebook give full access to information which is factually untrue. Andy took a few more calls but was able to squeeze me in for Bizarre News. I told two stories: a woman stabbed her boyfriend to death with her stiletto, and an inmate put a secret ingredient in a special salad.
Another big news week starting Monday with a bang! Andy did a full monologue on Ed ‘The Leaker’ Snowden and spoke about how Ed is factually wrong about how the Patriot Act works. It’s evident that Ed is a fan of Bradley Manning and that they’re both traitors. Andy used a familiar model to analyze this issue. He broke it down into a ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ style format. Behind Door #1 are the Conservatives giving the government the benefit of the doubt when it comes to fighting Muslim terrorists. Behind Door #2 are Libertarians who value liberty over security so much that they prefer to live in a pre 9/11 world. Finally, behind Door #3 are Liberals trusting Big Government and believing that terrorists must be dealt with using compassion. Andy welcomed his favorite debate partner, Justin Leto, to discuss the NSA leaks under guise of stopping terrorism, the trust of the government, and classifying Ed Snowden as a traitor. Your calls were mixed into the hour long debate.
Former Covert CIA Officer, Mike Baker, joined Andy to give his perspective on the NSA PRISM program and how Ed Snowden even had such a high level security clearance. Mike also went into the logistics behind apprehending Snowden in Hong Kong and the steps that would need to be taken to get this case into court. Andy took a lot of your calls.
Mercedes Schlapp called in to discussed the separation between politics and security, the fear factor of government intrusion, using data mining to stop terror attacks, and using technology and military to backup the constitution. Andy closed the show with a lot more of your phone calls.